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Patterson, Brian F.; Mattern, Krista D. – College Board, 2009
In an effort to continuously monitor the validity of the SAT for predicting first-year college grades, the College Board has continued its multi-year effort to recruit four-year colleges and universities (henceforth, "institutions") to provide data on the cohorts of first-time, first-year students entering in the fall semester beginning…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Validity, Prediction, Grades (Scholastic)
Kobrin, Jennifer L.; Patterson, Brian F. – College Board, 2012
This study examines student performance on the SAT and SAT Subject Tests in order to identify groups of students who score differently on these two tests, and to determine whether certain demographic groups score higher on one test compared to the other. Discrepancy scores were created to capture individuals' performance differences on the…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Scores, Performance, Standardized Tests
Walker, Michael E.; Bridgeman, Brent – College Board, 2008
A recent study by Beilock, Reidell, and McConnell (2007) suggested that stereotype threat experienced in one domain (e.g., math) triggered by knowledge of a negative stereotype about a social group in that particular domain can spill over into subsequent tasks in totally unrelated domains (e.g., reading). The authors suggested that these findings…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Social Psychology, Negative Attitudes, Standardized Tests
Oh, Hyeon-Joo; Walker, Michael E. – College Board, 2007
This study evaluated (1) whether essay placement (either at the beginning or at the end of the test battery) impacts test-takers' performance on the critical reading, mathematics, and writing multiple choice measures; and (2) whether essay prompt type (either a simple one-line prompt or a prompt including a short passage) affects test-takers'…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, High School Students, Essays, Prompting
Bridgeman, Brent; Laitusis, Cara Cahalan; Cline, Frederick – College Board, 2007
The current study used three data sources to estimate time requirements for different item types on the now current SAT Reasoning Test™. First, we estimated times from a computer-adaptive version of the SAT® (SAT CAT) that automatically recorded item times. Second, we observed students as they answered SAT questions under strict time limits and…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Items, Thinking Skills, Computer Assisted Testing
Laitusis, Cara Cahalan; Morgan, Deanna L.; Bridgeman, Brent; Zanna, Jennifer; Stone, Elizabeth – College Board, 2007
This study examined operational data from the SAT Reasoning Test™ to determine if students who tested under extended-time conditions were suffering from excessive fatigue relative to students who tested under standard-time conditions. Excessive fatigue was defined by significant (a) increases in differential item functioning (DIF) and (b)…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Time, Timed Tests, Fatigue (Biology)
Cahalan-Laitusis, Cara; King, Teresa C.; Cline, Frederick; Bridgeman, Brent – College Board, 2006
The purpose of this study is to provide information on actual time used by students with disabilities on the new SAT®. This study observed students with learning disabilities (LD) and/or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) as they took SAT items under strict time limits and recorded the amount of time taken for each item. The study is…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Timed Tests
Gierl, Mark J.; Tan, Xuan; Wang, Changjiang – College Board, 2005
The results of this study conclude that there is a multidimensional basis for test score inferences on the mathematics and critical reading sections of the SAT. Results from the exploratory analyses indicate that the data are multidimensional, as mathematics displayed two dimensions and critical reading displayed three dimensions. The correlations…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Standardized Tests, Scores, Inferences
Milewski, Glenn B.; Johnsen, Daniel; Glazer, Nancy; Kubota, Melvin – College Board, 2005
The current paper presents the results of a large-scale, national, reading and writing curriculum survey and evaluates the alignment of the survey results to the reading and writing skills measured by the new SAT®. It was hypothesized that the skills measured by the writing and critical reading sections of the new SAT would be aligned to the…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Standardized Tests, Surveys, Reading Skills
Ewing, Maureen; Huff, Kristen; Andrews, Melissa; King, Kinda – College Board, 2005
In connection with the new SAT that was introduced in March 2005, research has been under way to investigate the feasibility of providing examinees with score reports that contain feedback on skills measured by the critical reading, mathematics, and writing sections of the test. The main purpose of this study was to estimate the reliability of the…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Scores, Feedback (Response), Reading Skills
Kobrin, Jennifer L.; Camara, Wayne J.; Milewski, Glenn B. – College Board, 2002
The SAT® and high school grades are the most accurate predictors of first-year college performance. Together, these two measures have a high multiple correlation (r = 0.7) with first-year college grades when the correlation coefficient is corrected for restriction in range, criterion unreliability, and different course grading standards…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Grade Point Average, Prediction, Scores